Interview with Margrethe Vestager

On her political past and her plans as European Commissioner for Competition

January 2015

In an exclusive interview with MLex, Margrethe Vestager talks of her political past in Denmark and of her plans as European Commissioner for Competition. She explains the need for fair tax policies, the power of data in technology markets, and the prospect of a sector-wide antitrust inquiry.

This interview examines topics including:

  • The ongoing antitrust investigation into Google and the pending cases of "tax deals" concerning Apple, Amazon and Starbucks
  • The European Commission's review of companies buying minority stakes
  • Vestager's view on data as the "new currency of the Internet" and its impact on privacy